It’s easy to be skeptical, and even confused, about how to reach your weight loss goals. No matter how you spend your time, throughout the day you’re targeted with advertisements about diets, pills, shakes, and programs offering a quick fix. They’re on social media, in your news feeds, on TV, and radio. You even see ads for weight loss clinics and health clubs on billboards as you drive to work! Everywhere you turn these ads are begging for your attention.
You can’t help but wonder, “could this one be the answer?”
How can you know if this one or that one is legit? Is it worth your time, energy, and investment? Is it even safe or proven? Maybe you’ve even wasted hours researching but you’re still left unconvinced that they’ll work. You’ve been disappointed more than once before.
Sound about right?
Let me just tell you it’s good to question the legitimacy of ads. Advertisements with big claims, extreme promises, and limited-time offers should raise at least a question or two. Maybe even a red flag.
I’m going to confirm a couple of things that you probably already suspected…
- First, yes – you should trust your gut. If it seems too good to be true, it probably is.
- Second, yes – you should forget those hyped-up ads. It’s a tactic used to increase sales.
- Third, you’re right – prescription drugs aren’t always the best answer. They have their place but shouldn’t always be first-place.
- And fourth, yes – these companies are pushing their agenda so they can turn a profit. They do not have your best interest in mind.
If you’ve been around here for any amount of time you know how I feel about these tactics.
Marketers and their clever ads pray on your weaknesses and your deepest desires. They talk your lingo and make you feel like they’re inside your head – like they really know you and care about you. They play with your emotions and make you think that they have the one and only solution to your problems.
At the end of the day, it’s all about making sales for them. That’s it. These companies are not interested in healing you.
It’s no wonder you don’t know where to start. There’s so much information out there about weight loss resistance, it’s confusing! But the real answer is actually quite simple – to overcome weight loss resistance you need to get to the root cause.
Gut Health Assessments and Functional Lab Testing
Weight loss and getting rid of that muffin top begins with uncovering the root causes of your weight loss resistance. When you know the root cause you can create a plan that will actually create lasting results.
It’s like when you take your car to the mechanic and you explain the “symptoms” your car is having. An experienced mechanic knows where to look, but will also run diagnostic tests to pinpoint any and all underlying causes that may be contributing to your car’s issues. With that information in hand, the mechanic knows what’s broken and what it’ll take to fix it. And after he’s done your car is running like new again.
This is why I say “assess and test, don’t guess.” It allows you to zero in on your body’s specific needs. It’s the foundation of my signature Weight Loss Blueprint. A customized weight loss plan based on your personal assessments and functional lab test results. It’s a predictable, science-backed plan to help you lose weight for good.
The beauty of running these tests beforehand is that it eliminates wasting time and money on things that won’t work for you and it shows you what will.
Functional lab tests are essential to the Weight Loss Blueprint because they offer thorough and specific data. This data offers insight into how you’re able to digest certain foods and use the nutrients throughout your body. It also reveals what internal stressors your body it isn’t handling properly and why.
These tests also assess your hormone levels to uncover hormone imbalances as well as micronutrient deficiencies and food sensitivities.
Why Gut Health Matters
What happens inside your digestive tract impacts your ability to lose weight. If your gut health is off-balance, you can eat healthy foods, take supplements, and exercise but that needle on the scale still won’t budge. This is weight loss resistance rearing its ugly head.
Your digestive tract is the gatekeeper to your health. A highly complex system, your gut is responsible for breaking down the food you eat and assimilating the nutrients so your body can function properly.
Your gut is responsible for fueling every cell in your body and communicating with your brain so it can release hormones that affect every system in your body. That’s a lot of responsibility!
Going back to the car analogy for a minute, how well would your car perform on the highway if there’s cheap gas in the tank and the oil is low? What if you had a flat tire? Not so great, right?
It’s the same with your gut health.
The Link Between Gut Health and Weight Loss
Have you ever wondered why you can’t lose weight? No matter how much you’ve exercised, fasted, and ate only celery, your weight stayed the same. You’re not crazy. You have something called dysbiosis –an imbalance of gut bacteria.
We all have between 300-500 different types of bacteria inside our intestinal tracts.1 These bacteria are mostly beneficial to our health. In fact, they help your body digest and assimilate nutrients from your food. When you have a healthy gut, that simply means your good bacteria are thriving and doing a good job fueling your body. Everything is functioning properly. Your moods are stable and your mind is clear. You’re able to maintain a healthy weight and, overall, you feel really great.
But oftentimes our gut bacteria become imbalanced. You stop feeling like yourself. You…
- have less energy
- are gaining weight
- have skin problems
- are experiencing brain fog and more
So many symptoms are linked to your gut health.2 In fact, I’m convinced that most of our health issues and diseases begin there.
Effects of Micronutrient Deficiencies and Weight Loss Resistance
It may surprise you to know American’s suffer from nutrient deficiencies. As many as 30% of Americans are eating diets deficient in essential vitamins and minerals.3 Plus, our diets are full of low fiber foods, and processed foods that are high in sugars, preservatives, and additives. All of this harms your good gut bacteria.
When your good bacteria decline, your body can no longer absorb the vitamins and minerals it needs to function. That means your body is not getting what it needs in order to do its job to regulate your weight. Even if you’re eating salads. That’s because your body is in such a state of imbalance that it cannot absorb the nutrients you’re eating. This is called leaky gut.
Your weight loss resistance, brain fog, mood swings, and the drop in your libido – are all a result of internal stressors.
The bottom line, your gut needs to heal before you can lose the weight.
Effects of Food Sensitivities and Weight Loss Resistance
Sensitivities to foods are another culprit in weight-loss resistance because they create an immune response. While less severe than a food allergy, food sensitivities still elicit an immune response from your body. Your body recognizes a problem and naturally sets to work to correct it.
Most people have food sensitivities they aren’t even aware of. They continue to eat the foods that the immune system is attacking.
When you continue to eat foods that you’re sensitive to, you overwork your immune system. This creates more stress on your system. Now your immune system begins to attack healthy cells.
Left untreated, the lining of your intestinal walls becomes damaged and micronutrients are no longer absorbed into the bloodstream.
The single best way to discover how your weight loss resistance is linked to your gut health and repair it is with testing.
Functional Lab Tests Pinpoint Causes of Weight Loss Resistance
There’s no pill, diet shake, or exercise equipment that will magically make you lose weight. You know this. They may help, but nothing will give you the lasting results you want without proper testing.
High-intensity workouts can push your body deeper into a state of stress, creating higher levels of cortisol (your stress hormone) which perpetuate weight loss resistance. The same is true if you’re consuming diet shakes or pills that contain chemicals or ingredients your body is sensitive to. What you think is helping you is actually making things worse.
In order to overcome weight loss resistance, you need to assess and test. It takes all the guesswork out. And, it’s much easier than you think.
Functional lab tests are not the same as a blood panel performed by your doctor. Functional lab tests reveal very detailed information about your body’s state of health that is necessary if you want to overcome them. You simply cannot heal your body and lose weight if you do not know what’s wrong.
Functional lab tests will reveal your:
- hormone levels
- food sensitivities
- chemical sensitivities
- micronutrient deficiencies
- gut bacteria diversity
This is exactly what you need in order to build an actionable plan that will bring the long-term results you’re after.
Overcome Your Weight Loss Resistance
There is a solution.
No hype. No gimmicks. No empty promises. Just a time-tested and proven method for weight loss. It’s the same solution that allowed me to overcome my weight loss resistance and restore my health. And I want to help you achieve the same amazing results.
Download my book Revolutionary Weight Loss. This e-book clearly and simply explains the process step-by-step. Everything you need to help you assess your gut health is included. (And yes, it really is free!)
Once you’ve downloaded the book, you’ll also have access to free bonus materials. I give you assessment questionnaires and functional lab test resources. Read the book and use the free bonus resources to get started. You’ll have what you need to receive functional lab tests, which includes a review with a medical professional who can interpret the data with you. And best of all, it will uncover what’s causing your weight loss resistance so you can overcome it.
If you want assistance at any time in your journey, I’m just a phone call away. You can schedule a free consultation at any time. I’d be honored to work with you.
Begin your journey to a predictable weight loss plan. A plan that will enable you to lose weight – for good this time.
1“Gut Bacteria in Health and Disease – NCBI – NIH.” https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3983973/. Accessed 13 Feb. 2021.
2“The Gut: Where Bacteria and Immune System Meet.” https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/research/advancements-in-research/fundamentals/in-depth/the-gut-where-bacteria-and-immune-system-meet Accessed 13 Feb. 2021.
3“CDC’s Second Nutrition Report:A comprehensive biochemical …” https://www.cdc.gov/nutritionreport/pdf/4page_%202nd%20nutrition%20report_508_032912.pdf. Accessed 13 Feb. 2021.